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    2nd annual "Slice of History" Pizza Challenge!
I Love CHQ Video Challenge


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Reopening Announced
After being closed for two weeks to remove the holiday exhibit, clean, and paint, we will be reopening on Monday, February 2nd at 10 A.M.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!


Fenton History Center Annual Report

  • The 2014 annual report is available online now.

Birmingham Auto

  • Of several local attempts to join the ranks of auto manufacturing, the Birmingham was the most successful. George F. Locke has been researching the Birmingham and has posted his findings on a website. Learn more...

I Love CHQ Video Challenge

  • Show your friends, family, and colleagues what you love about living and working in, or visiting Chautauqua County, NY. Create, post, and share a positive video presentation through the I Love CHQ Challenge and enter to win a $250 category prize and even a $1,000 Grand Prize. Videos should be 90 to 180 seconds in length and fit one of the five suggested themes. Contest period one begins 1/1/2015. Learn more...

Reminiscing by Carl published

  • Carl Hagberg, who passed away in 2013, left behind a memoir from growing up on a busy local farm, to attending Alfred State College, his Army experiences and service overseas. His son Mat Hagberg has added a forward, notes and appropriate pictures to the diary to make an interesting read. Mat and publisher Paul Leone will discuss the journey they took to transform his father's handwritten diary into Reminiscing by Carl. The book is available at the Fenton History Center Museum Shop.

    The discussion will be held on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7 pm in the public meeting room on the first floor of the Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., just south of the Washington St. Bridge on Route 60. The presentation is free.

    Call 664-6256 for more information.

Fenton Travelers

  • Fenton Travelers plans first trip, scheduled for October 26 - November 2, 2014 to Salt Lake City and the Family History Library. Read more...

New cards for sale in Gift Shop created by a Fenton member

  • The Fenton History Center Museum Gift Shop is offering a new line of Jamestown cards. Read more...

Victorian Images on the Wall at the Pub

  • Norman Carlson asseses the much talked about "mural" discovered after the recent fire at the Pub.

Area Events Listing

  • The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau lists area happenings to help you know what is going on from auto racing to orchestras. See events.

Buried In Time

  • History Center digs for information on Gov. Fenton's life. Learn more in this August 25, 2012 Post-Journal article.

Mark H. Dunkelman's New Book

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The Fenton History Center is available for small private events including birthday parties and wedding pictures. Please contact us if you would like to use our facilities.

The mission of the Fenton History Center is to provide educational and cultural opportunities for the residents of southern Chautauqua County and its visitors through the collection, preservation and exhibition of artifacts and archival materials pertaining to Jamestown and southern Chautauqua County, New York.